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For around $10 you can wear a designer look alike!
This gurl loves the coral colored Lauren Moffatt dress and coat, but since they're not really affordable without going into debt, I decided to make one of my own.

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  • How to make a shift dress. Make A Lauren Moffatt Look Alike Dress - Step 1
    Step 1

    I'm in love with this dress but it's really out of my price range.

  • How to make a shift dress. Make A Lauren Moffatt Look Alike Dress - Step 2
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    I decided to make one with a dress I found at Forever 21 for $8.

  • How to make a shift dress. Make A Lauren Moffatt Look Alike Dress - Step 3
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    You'll need a dress that is similar in color, fabric paint (I used Tulip--Linen color), a paint brush, card stock, sharpie and a scissor to cut the stencil. I drew the arrows on card stock then cut out the inside.
    I simply ironed the dress, laid it on a flat surface with cardboard underneath the layer I was painting, then put the stencil on top and started painting. Tape down or hold the stencil in place. Paint and let dry. The project takes about 2 hours to complete not including the drying time. You can always use a blow dryer if you want to hurry the process along. I let each application dry, laid the stencil down again to attach the arrow to the last group and painted again.

  • How to make a shift dress. Make A Lauren Moffatt Look Alike Dress - Step 4
    Step 4

    Alternate the second row with the arrows pointed the other direction. Paint three rows. Take your time painting.

    Follow the directions on the paint bottle to iron set the paint.

  • How to make a shift dress. Make A Lauren Moffatt Look Alike Dress - Step 5
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    Now you'll have a great little dress in time for Easter!

  • How to make a shift dress. Make A Lauren Moffatt Look Alike Dress - Step 6
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    I also love her coat!

  • How to make a shift dress. Make A Lauren Moffatt Look Alike Dress - Step 7
    Step 7

    You could make a look alike with this blazer from Forever 21!

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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · Edinburgh, GB · 671 projects

It's so beautiful and I love the colour!

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maize hutton
maize hutton · 52 projects

Awww, yer all so sweet! :)

I got the boots on Zappos. They're by Aldo.

The camera case is thrifted. It's identical to the camera my mom took on her 3 month tour of Europe in 1959. I posted some great pics on my blog here: http://maizehutton.blogspot.com/2011/09/my-moms-trip-to-europe-june-1959.html if you want to see how it was and what she wore!

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Georgia
Georgia · 21 projects

LOVE the camera-handbag!!!

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Abby W.
Abby W. · Saint Louis, Missouri, MO, United States · 16 projects

Lauren Moffat is like my favorite designer right now. Way to go you for making this dress!

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CO + K User

I LOVE the outfit-where did you get the shoes?

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Hannah
Hannah · , , United Kingdom · 45 projects

I love the handbag to the camera one, the whole outfit is just so lovely :D

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